Tasiilaq is a port town on Ammassalik Island's southeastern coast, located in Sermersooq municipality (southeastern Greenland). By population (around 2,000), it is the most populous community on Greenland's eastern coast. Sermilik Station is dedicated to research of Mittivakkat Glacier and is close to the town. Tasiilaq is approx 106 km (66 ml) south of Arctic Circle.
The first to reach the eastern part of Greenland were the people of Saqqaq culture. They arrived from the north, via what is currently popular as Independence Fjord and Peary Land, to be surpassed by Dorset culture. In the 15th century Thule migrations passed through the region, finding the uninhabited southeastern coast.
Thanks to back migrations to more densely populated western coast, Greenland's southeastern coast was deserted for another 200 years and the region was not settled until late 18th century, with the village of Tasiilaq surviving as the only constant settlement in the 19th century. Population increased, dispersing over a few villages in the area.
Tasiilaq is among country's fastest-growing towns, with migrants from smaller settlements and towns reinforcing the trend. Along with Nuuk, it is the only town in Sermersooq to exhibit stable growth in the last decades.
Tasiilaq cruise terminal
Cruise ships to Ammassalik Island dock (anchor) at Tasiilaq. The town is located on the island's eastern coast, and is Greenland's 7th largest town.
Port Tasiilaq cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Tasiilaq, Ammassalik Island, Greenland. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.